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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Demonstrate an understanding of drawing office orientation 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14478  Demonstrate an understanding of drawing office orientation 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Civil Engineering Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Physical Planning, Design and Management 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2008-10-20  2009-04-08  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2010-04-08   2013-04-08  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
262966  Demonstrate an understanding of drawing office practice  Level 4  NQF Level 04   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard provides a broad introduction to the background of drawing as well as the identification and description of drawing office layouts and equipment. It is the starting point for a learner in this sector. The focus is knowledge, skills, values and attitudes in relation to the learner`s own context and experience of the world of work.


The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Explaining the history and development of drawing.
  • Identifying and describing drawing office layout and equipment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Learners accessing this unit standard will have demonstrated competence in mathematics, engineering science and technical drawing at NQF level 4 or equivalent.
  • Learners accessing this unit standard will have demonstrated competence in computer technology at Level 4 on the NQF or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Drawing office layout will include lighting, specific power supply requirements, space and drawing methods.
  • Drawing reproduction processes will include blueprint, diazo, electrostatic, photographic and microfilming.
  • Drawing paper will include opaque, translucent and transparent.
  • Polyester drawing film will include white, opaque, translucent and transparent. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the history and development of drawing 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Historical methods of early drawing techniques are explained and contrasted with current techniques. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Monge's contribution to first and third angle orthographic project is described 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The suitability for draughtsmanship by learners is identified and described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Competence, knowledge and skills that are critical to draughting are identified and described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The four levels of graphic communication and drawing language are identified and explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify and describe drawing office layout and equipment 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. A drawing office layout is described as per lighting, electricity supply, space and drawing methods 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The process for filing drawings and catalogues, using a reference book / electronic drawing register (database) is described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Ideal staff compliment of a drawing office are identified and described 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The use and maintenance of draughting machines and equipment is described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The different types of drawing paper and polyester drawing film are identified and differences described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. The different drawing reproduction processes are identified and differences described. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The relevant Education, Training, Quality Assurance Body (ETQA) will accredit providers offering learning towards this standard, and register assessors. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • A comprehensive understanding of a drawing office layout.
  • A general understanding of the procedures for filing drawings, catalogues and reference books.
  • A broad understanding of drawing office machinery and equipment.
  • A broad and general understanding of drawing paper and film.
  • A general understanding of the reproduction processes of drawings.
  • The four levels of graphic communication will include creative, technical, market and construction.
  • A general understanding of drawing register / index systems, both manual and electronic. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems pertaining to the use and maintenance of draughting machines and equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and one`s activities in order to establish a credible background to a drawing office. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information in order to make distinctions between different aspects in a drawing office. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology in the pursuit of each learner and the social and economic development of the society at large, by making it the underlying intention of any programme of learning to make an individual aware of the importance of reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems where the understanding of drawing office orientation enhance success in draughting. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 262966, which is "Demonstrate an understanding of drawing office practice", Level 4, 6 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  50018   Further Education and Training Certificate: Computer Aided Drawing Office Practice  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2009-02-09  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  23773   National Certificate: Computer Aided Drawing Office Practice  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2006-02-09  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. AFRICAN ACAD.FOR COM.ASSIS.ENGINEERING 
    2. African Academey for the Built Environment NPC 
    3. CTU Training Solutions 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.